Charlotte Santos Lorona, 85, died Jan. 14, 2020 in Mesa, Arizona. Charlotte was born the daughter of Luis and Victoria (Paredes) Santos on Feb. 8, 1934 in Brenneman, Arizona.
Charlotte was a graduate of Hayden High School. Charlotte married Robert on April 10, 1952, and settled in Winkelman, Arizona to start a family, soon moving to Kearny, Arizona were they remained. Charlotte had a successful career as school secretary for Hayden Public Schools for 20 plus years.
Charlotte is preceded in death by her loving husband, Robert Padilla Lorona; and son, Enrique Joseph Lorona. Her beautiful life will forever be cherished in the lives of her children, Robert (Ernistine) Lorona, Debbie Lorona Marquez and Sam (Mary) Lorona; her 10 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren; as well as her brothers and sister, Arnold Santos, Rudy Santos and Velia Montano.
Charlotte will always be remembered as a devoted wife, mother and nana.
Services for Charlotte were held Friday, Jan. 17, 2019 at St. Josephs Parish in Hayden, AZ. She was laid to rest at Mountain View Cemetery.